Renee-Marie Smith - Foliage at Bromley Parking - 101321
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2021 Foliage Season: Peak Colors Across Vermont

by Staff

October 14, 2021
Vermont’s famous landscape has done it again. Last weekend presented fabulous fall foliage throughout the state, and while the majority of the state has reached peak, there are still a few green leaves yet to turn in some areas. Keep checking back here as we continue to gather foliage reports from our “Leaf Squad” for foliage conditions throughout Vermont. We will try to update our reports once a week, on Thursday afternoons.

If you can’t make it to Vermont during this year’s Fall Foliage Season, you can find some gorgeous Vermont Fall scenery in our Autumn Photo Gallery, thanks to local photographers and visitors to Vermont. But truly, you’ve got to be here to fully enjoy the leaves. And remember, it’s never too late to plan a fall vacation in Vermont!

Foliage color generally starts to change in the higher, cooler areas, spreading down into the valleys, and moving from north to south across the state.

‘Peak’ colors can be found at many different times & places as the season progresses, and the timing varies from year to year, based on the weather.

Beyond leaf peeping, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Vermont’s mountains, meadows and villages during the fall. Discover Vermont Fall Festivals and other fun things to do in Vermont with our Calendar of Events. Don’t see your event? Feel free to suggest an event so we can add it to our Calendar.


Due to the Delta variant, things are changing rapidly. We recommend that if you are planning to attend an event in Vermont, please check directly with the event to see if it has been rescheduled.



The Foliage Reports are provided thanks to the Vermont Department of Tourism, and by volunteer members of our “Leaf Squad” from around the state. You can send us a foliage report , for your area of Vermont, including a photo, description, and the location & date when the photo was taken.

To view past Foliage Reports, visit the Blog.

For more info on current conditions, call Vermont’s Seasonal Hotline at (802)828-3239 … and tell them sent you!


October 14, 2021 in Stowe, VT
Scott Baraw - Stoweflake - 10/05/21
“We have lots of change in color. Some trees are past peak and some are just getting going. It was very warm last weekend, and will be cooling down for this weekend, with no frost in sight! I predict the colors will be still very nice over the next few days, particularly at lower levels.”

— Scot Baraw,
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa


October 9, 2021 in Ludlow, VT
Adam Basham - Okemo Trailside on 10-09-21
“Colors are popping up on the mountain. Sugar maples are way healthier up here than down below and starting to explode in orange and red. White ash and birches (yellow and paper) are in full color as well. A lot of beeches are still green.”

— Adam Basham, Leaf Peeper


October 13, 2021 in Manchester, VT
Manchester View - Robin Green - 101421“Leaf-peeping has hit peak and the colors are glorious! Orange, yellow, and red fill the mountains, valleys, and roadways, and are a treat for the eyes. This year’s season has been gradual, and long, so there’s a couple of weeks left in which to take in the views. The weather is unseasonably warm during the day, up towards 70 degrees, making hiking and biking, among other activities, enjoyable. The evenings have been warmer, as well; an evening stroll or sitting outside after dinner finishes off the day quite well.”

— Robin Green,
The Manchester View

October 14, 2021 in Londonderry, VT
Renee-Marie Smith - Londonderry, VT - 10-14-21
“We had an absolutely gorgeous few days over Indigenous Peoples Day Weekend and the Foliage Color was PERFECT! In my neighborhood, much of the leaves have fallen to the ground, but there are still some with a literal rainbow of color. I think this year’s Foliage Season is winding down now. This weekend might still have a good display of color, but I think most of it will be on the ground.”

— Renee-Marie Smith,


To view current Foliage Reports, visit the Foliage Reports page.
To view past Foliage Reports, visit the Blog.

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